Kinetic by Kurt 2013 Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

Kinetic by Kurt 2013 Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

The Kinetic by Kurt Indoor bicycle trainer is a versatile indoor trainer that has a leak-proof magnetic drive system as well as automatic resistance changes. The 6.25 lbs flywheel offers you a very realistic coast down from 120 mph in only 15 seconds. It’s designed to offer you a genuine road feel on a stable platform – even as you ride standing up. This wheel trainer can fit from 22 to 29-inch wheels, with an optional small wheel adapter for children bikes (16 to 22 inches). The device uses a CT2032 battery as its computer head, and it also includes a QR skewer. It has 80 cooling fans to dissipate the heat, making sure that the system is kept at a low operating temperature. The device’s overall dimensions are 23 x 9 x 23, and it weighs a total of 29.2 lbs.

Pros:

  • Automatically adjusted workload
  • Extra stable platform
  • Large 6.25 flywheel
  • Low operating temperature
  • Offers a leak-proof performance
  • Also works with specialty bikes
  • 80 fans that dissipate the heat

Cons:

  • No adjustment on the legs for leveling the unit
  • It may be noisier than other bike trainers
  • You have to manually screw the tension mechanism for the roller hitting the tyre

Kinetic by Kurt 2013 Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer
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Value3.5
Design4.5
Durability4.5
Ease of Use4
The Verdict
These kinds of trainers are very good if you are a biker who doesn’t want to stop riding when the weather is against you. You simply pull out the trainer, install your bike and go ‘riding’ while you watch your favorite TV show. It’s apartment friendly and, used together with a rubber mat, it’ll reduce the vibration. Sometimes, when you start accelerating, you will notice the vibrations getting stronger; however, it won’t be loud enough for your neighbor to hear unless you have REALLY thin walls. One of the very few problems that we noticed, however, is that the tire will wear down easily. Only after one month of usage, you will already see some significant wear marks – so you may want to use a cheap tire if you use it indoors.

The device may also make a lot of squeaking noises if you don’t adjust the wheel accordingly. And we really mean A LOT of squeaking. If you want it to stop, you have to inflate the tyre to the maximum recommended point, and it will eventually start purring. We noticed that the more we rode it, the more silent it becomes over time. We don’t know if it’s because it ‘settled in,’ but after a while, you barely hear any sounds when you ride it. Just a few shifting gears and that’s basically it.

Other than the fact that it’s a bit loud at first and doesn’t have any adjustments on the legs to level your unit (you have to go through a lot of setups before using it), we find this product fairly satisfying. This could maybe be fixed by adding a couple of levers instead of screws. It’s pretty convenient especially during the winter days when you cannot go out with your bike on the snowy roads.

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